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Cisco Q2 Earning Spotlight Nexus and UCS Momentum. How’s 450% Growth?

February 4, 2010 - 0 Comments

The big mo!  That’s what everyone keep asking about Cisco’s new datacenter products.  How’s uptake?  How many customers?  How’s business?


In case you missed yesterday’s earnings call, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on some of the Nexus and Unified Computing stats that John Chambers mentioned:


  • Nexus 5000 grew 450% YoY
  • Nexus 7000 grew 140% YoY
  • UCS now has more than 400 customers
  • UCS orders grew more than 100% QoQ


And that was all before John intimated that Nexus was poised to become a billion dollar business this year.  In other words, BLAMO!


Since we are reflecting on the market traction of our datacenter products, I also thought I’d take a moment to point out the growing number of UCS customer references that are beginning to come online.  As I used to do references work, I’m well aware of what a lagging indicator case studies can be of actual market traction: Every 10 leads typically result in 1 completed case study, and case studies often take 6 months or more to complete, which isn’t always helpful when the product has been shipping for two quarters.  Nevertheless, the UCS case study roster is beginning to fill in nicely.  Here are some highlights:


Construction: Tutor Perini

“In data centers, less is more, and the Cisco UCS requires less cabling, less power, less cooling and, most important, less overhead,” says James McGibney, data center lead, Tutor Perini.

Legal: ExamWorks

“We chose the Cisco UCS because it is built for virtualization. We looked at blade systems as well, but only the Cisco UCS supports the scale and speed we need, and in a small form factor,” says Brian Denton, chief technology officer, ExamWorks.

Healthcare: Molina Healthcare

“Having the right footprint on the network, storage, and server side will allow us to have a lower cost structure and be more competitive,” says Larry Santucci, director of data center operations for Molina Healthcare. “We anticipate a 20 percent cost savings by using the Unified Computing System alone.”

Education: Seattle University

“We cut down on the amount of people deploying software in multiple areas for specific classroom needs and requests,” says Dan Duffy, Chief Technology Officer, Seattle University. “The Cisco Unified Computing System provides centralized management across campus that modernizes our learning environment.”

Law enforcement: TASER International

“The economics of the Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus switch platform are superior and will become even more so as our service grows. And Cisco is a trusted name to potential customers,” Jas Dhillon, Chief Strategy Officer of TASER International and General Manager of TASER Virtual Systems.



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